[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

terça-feira, 4 de junho de 2019

Measuring people's well-being and societies' progress


Beyond GDP:
Measuring people's well-being and societies' progress
 
 
Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 14:30 - 16:30

European Economic and Social Committee
99 rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels
room JDE 62
 
 
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a fundamental and the most widely used measurement of economic activity. However, it has limitations when it comes to measuring other societal goals such as the people's quality of life, social condition, inclusion and the sustainability of the economy. The so-called 'beyond GDP' indicators aim to complement GDP with indicators on the well-being of the people and the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the society thus helping to better address the current needs and challenges.

In November 2018, the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (HLEG), attached to the OECD, published its final report, 'Beyond GDP: Measuring what counts for economic and social performance'. The HLEG was created to follow up on the conclusions made by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (also known as the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission), to revitalise the discussion and to provide further contributions to developing measurements capturing people’s well-being and societies’ progress.